A Letter From Pastor P To NewSpring Church
Howdy NewSpring Church, five things I would love to share with you today…
#1 - The past two weeks in our church have been unbelievable as we’ve seen over 150 people surrender their lives to Christ in our “Stories” series. As we often say around here, that NEVER gets old!
#2 - I am still in awe, overwhelmed and thankful for all that Jesus did at the Gauntlet. (There are lots of pictures on our Facebook page if you want to check them out.) Words fall way short of describing all that took place…and the worship service we had on Thursday night was, hands down, the most amazing worship experience I’ve ever had the privilege of being a part of…I wish everyone could have experienced it. While we were at the Gauntlet we saw over 120 teenagers surrender their lives to Christ, 288 go public through baptism; however, I believe the most amazing work that took place at the Gauntlet has yet to be seen and I am praying that the fire the Lord began in everyone that attended will absolutely consume our church and our communities.
#3 - THIS Sunday we begin our series in the book of Revelation that we have creatively titled, “Revelation!” We will literally spend eight weeks, mostly in the first three chapters, digging into God’s Word and discovering how the church really hasn’t changed that much in 2,000 years…and neither have the people in it! I’m super pumped about this series and honestly believe it is going to be the best one we’ve ever had!
#4 - I’m asking EVERYONE at NewSpring Church to continue to prepare for August 21 by doing two things…first of all do EVERYTHING you can to get as many people as possible who don’t know Christ here on that day as we are going to be extremely intentional about sharing the Gospel and calling for a public decision. (AND…if you’ve asked people before and they refused then ask them again! God didn’t give up on you…and maybe He wants to pursue them through you pursuing them!) Second…pray with me and BEG GOD to save people on that day. Seriously church…let’s pray like we’ve NEVER prayed before and then sit back and watch God do what only He can do. It’s going to be an amazing Sunday.
#5 - On a personal note…I can’t thank each of you enough for the outpouring of love, prayer and support you have shown to Lucretia, Charisse and I in the recent passing of my father. It has hit me way harder than I imagined. My dad wrestled with Alzheimers the last eight or nine years of his life and watching him digress was brutal. I thought I was prepared for “the call” that informed me of his passing…but I wasn’t…it literally took my breath away. I have laughed and cried, rejoiced and reflected…and while the pain is very real and I feel a deep sense of loss, the thought of him smiling and laughing in the presence of Jesus without a walker and having a mind that is brand new brings me a tremendous sense of peace. I felt the Lord tell me Sunday morning as I prepared for our services that “there is not one single tragedy that will not be made right on the other side of eternity. Everything is made right in the light of Christ.” So…like I said…thank you all so much, you have been “the church” to me in this tough time…and for that I am thankful.
I love my church!
See you Sunday!